Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104
STS-36

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-36

Lockheed Space Operations Company launch of a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 Rocket

Watch Launch Video

Lockheed Space Operations Company was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 rocket as part of the STS-36 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Wed, Feb 28th, 1990, 2:50 AM EST from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

STS-36

STS-36 was the thirty-fourth mission of the shuttle program and the sixth of Atlantis and the fourth night launch of the shuttle program. It was a deparment of defence mission and so its mission is classified.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104

Constructed in 1985, Atlantis was the fourth operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built. Its maiden flight was STS-51-J in October of 1985. Atlantis embarked on its 33rd and final mission, also the final mission of a space shuttle, STS-135, on 8 July 2011.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Crew

John Oliver Creighton

John Oliver Creighton

Commander - American

John Oliver Creighton is a former NASA astronaut who flew three Space Shuttle missions.

John Casper

John Casper

Pilot - American

John Howard Casper is an American astronaut and United States Air Force pilot.

Pierre J. Thuot

Pierre J. Thuot

Mission Specialist - American

Pierre Joseph Thuot is a retired United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He went into space three times, spending over 650 hours in space, including over 15 hours in three space walks. He is a former U.S. record holder for time spent on one space walk, and participated in the first three-person space walk.

Mike Mullane

Mike Mullane

Mission Specialist - American

Richard Michael "Mike" Mullane is an engineer and aircraft pilot, a retired USAF officer. and a former NASA astronaut. During his career, he flew as a mission specialist on STS-41-D, STS-27, and STS-36.

David Hilmers

David Hilmers

Mission Specialist - American

David Carl Hilmers is a former NASA astronaut. Hilmers was selected a NASA astronaut in July 1980, and completed the initial training period in August 1981. A veteran of four space flights, he has logged over 493 hours in space.

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